Very dark and saturated for Beaujolais, with heavy but fragrant new-oak aromas. The palate is big and beefy, with blackberry and bubble gum flavors. A chewy, rather tannic finish ends the show. There is plenty of oak influence throughout but also a healthy undercurrent of fruit. It's a modern wine, and a good one. But you must like oak-driven aromas and flavors.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.